Looks like the fascist totalitarians at the FBI aren’t settling for total domination of telecom. They now want total domination of web communications as well.
They actually want to be able to hack any communication taking place on the planet, re-route everything through their servers, and have the built in ability to decrypt any private communication taking place online.
All to keep us safe from terrists of course.
They really know no bounds.
The NYT reports:
WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, traveled to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to meet with top executives of several technology firms about a proposal to make it easier to wiretap Internet users.
The Commerce Department and State Department have questioned whether it would inhibit innovation, as well as whether repressive regimes might harness the same capabilities to identify political dissidents, according to officials familiar with the discussions.
Under the proposal, firms would have to design systems to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages. Services based overseas would have to route communications through a server on United States soil where they could be wiretapped.